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Aligarh/ Baghpat, Jun 21 : A woman was allegedly raped by a police constable Bhagwandas in Aligarh on Monday night. According to the victim, the constable  came to her house at around 10 PM to

PTI [ Updated: June 21, 2011 15:03 IST ]
more rape cases in up
more rape cases in up

Aligarh/ Baghpat, Jun 21 : A woman was allegedly raped by a police constable Bhagwandas in Aligarh on Monday night.


According to the victim, the constable  came to her house at around 10 PM to arrest her son who is accused in a quarrel, and when he did not find him, he took the

woman  forcibly to the police station, and on the way raped her along with another constable.

When  the woman tried to lodge a complaint in the police station, she was shooed away. The victim  alleged, she fell ill after the rape and was taken to the district

hospital where the act of rape was confirmed. But the local police says the medical report doesn't prove rape.

Aligarh SSP said that the woman's husband and son are accused in a case and to save themselves from the case they are making false charges of rape against the police.

In Baghpat, a 14-year-old girl was gangraped by four persons- Manoj, Devendra Singh, Sunil and Rajeev Kumar.- in  Dhakauli near Chandinagar.  After the medical

examination confirmed rape, the police arrested only Manoj. The remaining three miscreants threatened victim's family to withdraw the case or be ready to face action.

The family members informed the police about it but the cops took no action. Finally on Sunday night, Loka's uncle Satyapal was shot dead by Sunil, Rajeev Kumar and

one of their associate identified as Satish Singh. Only after the killing, the senior officers swung into action and suspended SHO and one constable on Monday.

PTI adds: Taking suo motu cognisance of "alarming" rise in rape cases in Uttar Pradesh, the State Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the government and police asking them to submit a detailed report about the incidents and steps taken to curb rampant rise of the "beastly offence".

SHRC member Justice Vishnu Sahai has issued notice to the chief secretary, principal secretary, home, director general of police and SP and SSPs of districts where rape cases have taken place in the last few days, official sources said here today.

"I am constrained to observe that the alarming increase in the offence of rape has resulted in violation of fundamental right to life in which is implicit a life with dignity, of the victims," he said in this order.

Justice Sahai said since the state is under an Constitutional obligation to protect the fundamental rights of women and of late there has been a spurt in offences of rape, he was of the view that this was appropriate case wherein the commission should exercise its suo moto jurisdiction.

Districts where notices have been issued to the SP or SSP include Kannauj, Lalitpur, Firozabad and Gorakhpur.

The commission has sought a detailed report about the incidents of rape in the districts and whether the accused have been arrested or not.

The commission has also sought a report from the chief secretary, principal secretary home and DGP on the measures which the state has taken or propose to take to curb "the rampant rise of the beastly offence of rape." Justice Sahai has fixed the date of hearing as June 30.

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